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It’s happened—you were brushing your teeth or flossing and noticed a cavity, or a small area of tooth decay in the middle or outside of your tooth. What happens after you’ve noticed decay, whether it be in a large section of your mouth or just confined to a single tooth? You have several treatment options, so …

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Although dental anxiety is very common among people, dental phobia takes dental anxiety to the extreme. People who experience dental phobia tend to avoid visiting the dentist at all costs. However, this could end up costing them their smile. Does this sound like you? There is help for people with dental phobia, …

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Your wedding day is one of the biggest and most memorable days of your life. You want to look fabulous and feel confident smiling in all of your wedding photos. Not all of us are happy with the way our smile looks, but there are ways to change that. From things you can do in your daily routine, to cosmetic …

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Plaque is a substance that builds up on teeth without regular brushing. Plaque can form from an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the mouth in which there are more bad bacteria. These bacteria can create an acidic pH in the mouth, cause plaque to form, and plaque can eventually turn into tartar if left alone. …

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Perhaps you’ve heard of non-surgical periodontal therapy, which is a method of removing bacteria, plaque, and tartar that have been prominent in causing periodontal disease (gum disease) in patients. This procedure appeals to patients because while it isn’t surgery, it can be effective in restoring the healthy …

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At first, this may seem like no contest, right? I mean, the nails always lose. That’s why people with a nail biting habit rarely have much nail material to bite. But in the long-term, your teeth won’t win this battle. While your nails will keep growing back, you only get one set of permanent teeth. Consider all of …

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Modern dentures are not like the ones your grandparents wore. Quality has improved greatly, and various options exist that make dentures a good choice for people of all ages with missing teeth. Who is a good candidate for dentures? What are the benefits of dentures? Read on to learn more about the dental device …

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First of all, if this is the first time you have heard of Invisalign, let’s begin by telling you what it is. Invisalign is a transparent oral device that is worn in the place of braces. You wear the invisible aligner both day and night (it’s okay because it’s clear), and only take it out to eat or drink (you can …

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If you suffer from a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you know the pain that it can cause when you chew or even speak. What causes TMJ pain? What can a TMJ specialist do to help correct the problem? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of TMJ dentistry. What Causes TMJ Pain? There is no one …

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Oral cancer is a broad term that includes any type of cancer that afflicts the area. This would include cancer of the lips, tongue, throat, tonsils, and mouth. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 45,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in the US in 2015. What puts a person at risk for this …

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